Govindajee Temple: A historic
vaishnavite centre, adjoining the Royal
palace of Manipur’s former maharajas.
Twin domes, a paved courtyard, and
a large raised congregation hall form
a perfect backdrop for priests who
descend the steps, to accept offerings
from devotees in the courtyard. The
shrines of Krishna, Balaram and Jagannath
flank the two sides of the presiding
Bazaar or Ima market: A unique all women’s market,
run by 3000 Imas or mothers.
Shaheed Minar: this tall Minar commemorates
the indomitable spirit of the martyrs
of 1891 at Bir Tikendrajit Park.
War Cemeteries: Commemorating the
memories of the British and Indian
soldiers, who died during the Second
World War, these cemeteries are managed
by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The well maintained graves carry little
stone markers and bronze plaques recording
the sacrifice of those gallant soldiers.
Khonghampat Orchadirium, covering
200 acres and over 110 rare varieties
of orchids, which include almost a
dozen endemic species. Peak blooming
season: April- may.
Zoological Gardens, at the foot of
the pine- growing hillocks. Not to
be missed is an opportunity to see
the graceful brow antlered deer (Sangai),
one of the rarest species in the world,
in sylvan surroundings.
Langthabal, small hills feature with
relics of an old, historic palace,
temples of architectural importance
and ceremonial houses. Set among symmetrically
planted jack fruits and pine trees
Langthabal offers a view of the varsity
and some picturesque vistas.
Kangchup, a Health Resort on the hills
overlooking the Manipur Valley. Singda
dam construction adds the importance.
Museum, having fairly good display
of tribal heritage and a collection
of portraits of former rulers. Interesting
are the costumes, arms, weapons, relics
and historical documents.
Kaina: A sacred place of the Hindus.
Charming scenery, hill shrubs and natural
surroundings give the place a sanity
and religious atmosphere. Famous for
Ras dance performances.
Sekta, the living museum, is an ideal
place with a unique natural description.
Baruni: Pilgrims take a holy
dip at the Chingoi stream, which takes
a northward course at the Baruni Hill.